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A former Burleigh County sheriff's deputy has accepted a conditional plea on amended charges related to drug theft.

Kerry Komrosky signed the plea on Tuesday, pleading guilty to felony theft of property and misdemeanor counts of possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. 

South Central District Judge John Grinsteiner dismissed a misdemeanor count of theft of property without prejudice. 

Komrosky pleaded not guilty in May to felony counts of possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver and theft of property, as well as misdemeanor counts of theft of property and possession of drug paraphernalia.

The conditional plea allows him to appeal an order denying suppression of evidence and withdraw his plea, if successful.

He was charged in April after investigators reportedly found 2.9 pounds of meth and 47 grams of cocaine in his home.

The drugs were reportedly individually packaged, including one marked from the state crime lab. Other items allegedly included a scale and cell phones found at his home.

Grinsteiner ordered a pre-sentence investigation for Komrosky, who had been set for trial on Wednesday.

The judge also ordered Komrosky's two previously posted bonds to be returned to remitters, with other bond conditions retained.

While out on bond, Komrosky failed his drug patch requirements three times in violation of his bond conditions.

The North Dakota Peace Officer Standards and Training Board suspended his peace officer's license in May pending the outcome of his criminal case.

Komrosky resigned from the Burleigh County Sheriff's Department after the drugs were found.

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